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Senior Designer - Home Lifestyle

Somerset   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Desinger for a highly creative and rapidly growing retailer
  • Creative Buyer with strong product development

About Our Client

My client is a highly creative fun business based in Somerset and due to the expansion of the team they are now in the need of a product designer to work closely with the businesses current licenses and own brand products to develop and grow their product portfolio.

Job Description

My client is looking a Senior Designer - Home Lifestyle to work on Women, Men's, toys puzzles & games and lifestyle gifting ranges. With the ability to use your experience to design and help curate and manage own brands and licensed brands design projects. Along with inspiring buyers and to interpret a buyer's vision and make a tangible and deliverable product range.

As a Senior Designer - Home Lifestyle you will be responsible for;

  • Project Handling - Responsible for a range of live projects from concept to final production.
  • Hands on - Creative Lead Designer with new creative, whether this is initial ideas and concepts or right through to final artwork. Create "Style Guides".
  • Mentor Design - Team Pass on your knowledge and be a key motivator, push for excellence and efficiency.
  • Buyer relationships - Build strong relationships with Buyers and help grow these Accounts.
  • Brand Manage - Become a "custodian" for all our own brands and licensed brands. Stay "On Brand" and maintain quality. And grow these brands.
  • Ideas & Inspiration - Bring in new ideas concepts, inspiration, new formats and trends - Newness!
  • Trend research - AW / SS range boards.
  • Collaborate with Design Managers and Designers.
  • Collaborate on range plans / line list.
  • Collaborate with "sourcing team" to source new key formats that work on price and can translate over different range plans.
  • Work hard to keep ranges on critical paths.
  • Work alongside Design Managers and help mentor Junior Designers.
  • Help organise / brief mock-ups & samples for key dates.
  • Help manage ranges from concept to sign-off.
  • Help build relationships with buyers.
  • Visit licensors / national account buyers for range reviews / manage sign off and maintain high QC levels.
  • Work hard to keep ranges on critical paths.
  • Deliver new exciting and commercially successful ranges for KA's
  • Help develop new formats and open up new areas of product categories.
  • Develop new KA specific brands - .i.e. garden brand that could work in UK and USA.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate for the Senior Designer - Home Lifestyle will be;

  • Highly Creative
  • A background within Retail Product Development
  • Organisation & Efficiency
  • Enthusiasm & Passion
  • Project Management
  • Previously managed a team
  • Educated to a degree standard

What's on Offer

£Highly Competitive + Package